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The Abomination

A murdered woman in priest’s robes is washed up on the steps of a Venetian church. As Capitano Katerina Tapo investigates, she is drawn into a world of international conspiracy with shocking consequences.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Sylvia Wilson

The Counterfeit Agent

The CIA deputy head of the Istanbul Station receives information from a mysterious man who claims to belong to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard that two Israeli embassies are to be attacked. When the attack is followed by a prediction that a station chief is to be assassinated it has to be taken very seriously.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Arnold Taylor

The Curse of Babylon

Amid the plotting, revolts and wild hedonism of the remains of the Roman empire at the beginning of the seventh century, English adventurer Aelric faces his hardest challenge as he tries to stop a Persian invasion – and deal with a determined and dangerous woman.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by John Cleal

The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair

Best-selling young author Marcus Goldman turns to his former professor to overcome a bad case of writer’s block only to discover that his mentor has been hiding an affair with a 15-year-old girl for more than 30 years. When the girl’s remains are found, Goldman, with the help of a determined detective, sets out to investigate.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by John Cleal

Speedy Death

A member of a house party does not appear for dinner. A search of the house uncovers a body in the bath. Mrs Bradley is intrigued and begins to investigate.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Sylvia Maughan

Theft of Life

A former West Indies slaver is found dead in the grounds of St Paul’s Cathedral. Gabriel Crowther and Harriet Westerman find themselves investigating wealthy and influential traders in human misery who will do anything to protect their trade and their profits.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by John Cleal


Sarah Midnight is a demon hunter, caught up in a deadly war and not knowing who to trust: Sean, who’s already lied to her, or the mysterious Nicholas who she knows almost nothing about. If she makes the wrong choice, she could die.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

A Dark and Twisted Tide

Lacey Flint has had enough of being a detective. A transfer to the Marine Unit suits her very nicely, but trouble seems to follow Lacey around no matter where she goes, and when bodies start to turn up in her beloved river, she can’t just sit on the sidelines.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Children of War

Inspector Bruno Courrèges has to juggle an investigation into the brutal death of an undercover French cop with the clandestine return to France of Sami, a young Muslim man who appears to have been involved in terrorist activities in Afghanistan.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

Darkness, Darkness

Charlie Resnick comes out of virtual retirement to help investigate the murder of a woman during the miners’ strike 30 years ago.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Dead of Winter

A schoolgirl disappears from a private school, and police seem one step behind as freezing weather closes in.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Sharon Wheeler

Hard Kill

When an American diplomat goes missing, ex-Special Forces soldier Jon Reznick is asked to join the team charged with finding him.

Reviewed on 26 July 2014 by Linda Wilson

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